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Dear Members and Friends, It is a great honor for me to accept the presidency of Ikebana International for 2012â€“2013. I am aware of the huge responsibilities and chal Â?Â–Â‡Â”Â?ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â‘Â?ÂƒÂŽ lenges, which I undertake. HowÂ”Â‡Â•Â‹Â†Â‡Â?Â– ever, I am confident that under our Â‹Č‹Â‹ÂŽÂ›ČŒÂŠÂƒÂ?Â‰ motto Friendship through Flowers, with the new International Board standing by me and with your support and active involvement, as a team we can achieve our goalâ€”to promote ikebana around the world. 2012â€“2013 will be a year of adjustment and improvement. Under I.I.â€™s new status, all Board of Directors are conscious of the change and eager to serve you in the best way for our shared love of Ikebana International. Our objectives for 2012â€“2013 will be: 1. Expand I.I. Membership 2. Fund-raising 3. Improve I.I. management in term of communication and procedure Communication is essential to exchange ideas and information about ikebana, and management between Members, Chapters, and Headquarters. We need your input and support. My questions for all members are: â€˘ What can I.I. Headquarters do for you? â€˘ What can you do for I.I.? After all, this organization is yours! It is with your love for ikebana and friendship, your support and active involvement that together we can make a difference and I.I. can continue to flourish. Letâ€™s build a communication bridge together! Letâ€™s sow I.I. seeds for tomorrow, so that they bloom around the world!
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2012â€“2013 Activities Plan We will continue our annual activities as: 1. On September 20, 2012, the AGM was held at Tokyo Womenâ€™s Plaza. I would like to express my sincere appreciation on behalf of I.I. Board of Directors for your support in sending proxies to Headquarters. The results of the election are reported by the Teller in this issue of Sakura News. 2. On September 20, 2012, the Chapter Presidentsâ€™ Meeting was held after the Annual General Meeting, and also at Tokyo Womenâ€™s Plaza. A Forum was held and important issues concerning communication and membership were discussed. Please refer to the International Second VicePresidentâ€™s report for further information. 3. On September 26, 2012, the Joint Meeting with Honorary President, H.I.H. Princess Takamado, Iemotos, Honorary Advisors, Past International Presidents and International Board was held. We discussed our current financial situation and our objectives. All attendants understand the situation and are willing to fully support us. 4. On August 19 to September 1, 2012, Netherlands, Cologne, Hana and Tokyo Chapters, coordinated by International Third Vice-President (2011â€“2012) Chisato Obikane and Ms. Corrie Van Der Meer of Netherlands Chapter participated in the World Horticulture Exposition â€œFloriadeâ€? in Venlo, Netherlands, with their wonderful demonstration, workshop and exhibition. 5. Next Generation Education project started in September in two international schools and one Japanese elementary school to educate future generations on ikebana.
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6. October 12, 2012 we participated in the Frankfurt International Book Fair in collaboration with Frankfurt Chapter to exhibit ikebana arrangements and display I.I. Magazine at the Japanese booth. 7. October 12â€“13, 2012, Green Campaignâ€”Tohoku Green Project. International Third Vice-President Hisayo Fukui with 27 Members from Tokyo, Kamakura and Sendai Chapters held a workshop for 36 children of 6th grade in Fukushima to show them that even under difficult circumstance, people outside of Fukushima do care about them. Ikebana can bring hope and love to those around. 8. November 18 to 21, Headquarters participated in Ikebana Grand Prix 2012 and gave four Ikebana International Awards to encourage the creativity of ikebana artists. 9. November 21 to 25, 2012, the 12th I.I. Asian Regional Conference was held with great success in New Delhi. All participants experienced Indian hospitality and amazing India. I would like to express my sincere admiration and appreciation to the Conference Chairperson Mrs. Aruna Kirpal and to all Conference Committee Members for their diligence and dedication to bring together the Asian I.I. community, to promote ikebana, exchange ideas and information and to reinforce Friendship through Flowers.
10. April 20, 2013, Headquarters will participate to â€œFlower Dreamâ€? at Tokyo Big Sight, with I.I. Chapters displaying their creative work. 11. We will continue to support Chapters with their 50th anniversary celebration open to the general public. In addition, we will: 12. Hold interesting Seminars. 13. Revise Chaptersâ€™ Constitution and Bylaws According to I.I. new status, I.I. Articles of Association and International Bylaws have been revised. The changes in the Chapter Directive will be relatively minor in order to minimize the impact on Chapters management, but still the Chapter Bylaws revision should be made. From November 1 2012, we start Chapter Bylaws revision. All Chapters Bylaws should be in accordance with I.I. Chapter Constitution and Bylaws Formats and wording. Chapters with specific details in their Bylaws should stipulate those separately in an addendum at the back of the Chapter Bylaws. 14. I.I. Website. We will improve the I.I. Website and make it more attractive for all members and the general public.
Membership Drive Strategies Since I.I.â€™s total membership has been dropping, and our objective is to turn the
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tide and increase membership, I would like to share with you some experience from Asheville Chapter. I hope those strategies may be helpful to your Chapter. We also encourage every Chapter to provide their input on this issue. Please send me your suggestions to add to this list. FUN FIRST!: First and foremost make a commitment and have FUN, and dine together after program meetings and care about each other as friends always do. Teach and recruit students:
Students who practice ikebana regularly with enthusiastic instructors share their love of ikebana with their friends who want to become involved. Communications:
1. Web Site: broadly publicize web address in press releases and print materials. Photos from demonstrations and workshops recognize the talents of members. 2. Press Releases: send press releases monthly to the local media outlets. Include a Fact Sheet and professional photographs showing ikebana designs. Encourage media representatives to attend and cover Chapter meetings and exhibits. 3. Feature Stories: At the beginning of each ikebana program year, identify feature story ideas and propose them to magazines and other media. 4. Acknowledgement of Guests: Introduce visitors at monthly meetings, ask them how they heard about the program. At all presentations, program meetings and exhibitions, sign visitors in and provide them with I.I. brochure and membership form. 5. Guests Follow-up: Follow up with visitors through a phone call or email thanking them for their attendance and welcoming them back anytime. Inform them about workshops, classes, programs and exhibitions.
Programs and Exhibits
1. Monthly Programming: Plan programs a year in advance and publicize them on the website and in the press. Programs are free and open to the public. Meetings take place in a public venue to attract walk-in visitors. 2. Exhibitions: Hold well-publicized exhibits annually in collaboration with public institutions, which brings greater local recognition and awareness of ikebana. Include education to the public about opportunities to attend programs, workshops, and classes; make printed materials such as brochures available; train volunteers to welcome and answer all inquiries about the Chapter and how one might learn ikebana. 3. Friendship Through Flowers Workshops: Hold Ikebana schoolsâ€™ workshops open to both members and the public with a flower fee, without the commitment of regular classes or I.I. membership. Ask Members who are certified teachers to provide demonstrations and workshops. 4. Lunch and Learn: Use every opportunity to acknowledge members, know one another and encourage deeper friendship. Encourage members to bring a bagged lunch and stay to socialize after monthly meetings. Select a member to present at each Lunch and Learn to tell about themselves and their lives and how they became involved in ikebana. Summary
I sincerely hope that each and every one of you will find inspiration in this experience, and that together we can expand our membership, deepen our friendship and have FUN!
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Annual General Meeting (AGM) Election Report 2012â€“2013 Kazuko Yano, Recording Secretary 2011â€“2012 Rumiko van der Valk, Recording Secretary 2012â€“2013
Nobuko Usui, Teller
The AGM was held on September 20, 2012 at Tokyo Womenâ€™s Plaza of Japan, Tokyo. International President (2011â€“2012) Wienczyslawa Sato called the meeting to order. A quorum was announced by Recording Secretary Kazuko Yano. The total number of membership of I.I. is 7,960. The total proxies received and attendees were 1,730. The summary of the AGM as follows: â?ś Headquarters Activities Report for 2011â€“12 was reported by President Wienczyslawa Sato â?ˇ Treasurerâ€™s Report for 2011â€“12 was presented by acting Treasurer Kazuko Fujii â?¸ Election of eighteen (18) Directors of the International Board. President Sato announced the results of the election and the elected Board of Directors for 2012â€“13 were approved by a majority of affirmative votes of Members present â?š Election of Auditor and Accounting Auditor. President Sato announced that the Auditor and Accounting Auditor for 2012â€“13 were approved by majority of affirmative votes of Members present. â?ş Closing Remarks â?ť AGM Recess â?ź Installation Ceremony â?˝ International President Li (Lily) Zhang Greeting â?ž International President Zhang introduced International Board of Directors, Auditor and Accounting Auditor (2012â€“13) Appointment of AGM Recording Secretary Rumiko van der Valk International President Zhang made acceptance speech and presented business plan for 2012â€“13 Tentative budget 2012â€“13 was made by the Treasurer Kazuko Fujii The meeting was adjourned by International President Zhang
The election of 18 Directors, an Auditor and an Accounting Auditor was resolved at the AGM under the Article of Association of Ikebana International, Chapter 4, Article 17. Each nominee was called through a show of hands. The Tellerâ€™s report on the tabulation of ballots for elected Directors, an Auditor and an Accounting Auditor are as follows: one negative vote showed for each 12 nominees and the candidate of an Accounting Auditor. A resolution of the AGM for each candidate was adopted by a majority of the affirmative votes of the Regular Members present at the AGM, therefore 18 nominees for elected Directors, an Auditor and an Accounting Auditor were approved.
Board of Directors Meeting 2012âˆ’2013 Rumiko van der Valk, Recording Secretary
The first Board of Directors Meeting was held on September 20 at Tokyo Womenâ€™s plaza and the candidate for the International President, appointed by the Resolution of the AGM, Mrs. Li (Lily) Zhang was elected among Directors by the resolution of the International Board of Directors as the International President, and International Board of Directors, elected by a resolution of the AGM, were elected from among Directors by the resolution of the International Board of Directors to perform the following International duties: First Vice-President, Junko Katano; Second VicePresident, Kazuko Yano; Third Vice-President, Hisayo Fukui; Recording Secretary, Rumiko Van Der Valk; Corresponding Secretary, Yoshiko Ogoshi; Treasurer,
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Kazuko Fujii; Assistant Treasurer, Nobuko Matsubara Historian, Shizuko Okubo; Amendments Director, Makiko Yamaki; Development Director, Joko Crivelli; Nominating Director, Mieko Ohashi; Protocol Director, Kumiko Sakai; Publications Director, Hiroko Abe Public Relations Director, Keiko Yoshino; Translations Director, Fumiko Misawa; Coordinating Director, Rumiko Matsumura; Website Director, Keiko Matsutani Auditor Auditor and Accounting Auditor were elected by a resolution of the AGM: Auditor, Yoshimasa Usui; Accounting Auditor, Kyowa Associate
Chapter Presidentsâ€™ Meeting Kazuko Yano, International Second Vice-President
On September 20, 2012 after AGM, the Chapter Presidentsâ€™ Meeting was held at the Tokyo Womenâ€™s Plaza. The participants included 12 Chaptersâ€™ Presidents and Representatives, Past International Presidents and International Board of Directors. Headquarters had received a number of suggestions from Chapters concerning membership and communication issues. Therefore, instead of asking each Chapter to read its report, Board proposed to hold a communication Forum to share experiences and ideas and to reinforce Friendship through Flowers. Objectives: 1) To build a bridge between I.I. Chapters and Headquarters 2) To increase membership 3) To improve I.I. management in terms of communication and procedure 4) To exchange ideas and information Topics:
1. What is your Chapter membership situation? 2. If your Chapterâ€™s membership increases every year, what methods does your Chapter use?
3. What are the biggest worries your Chapter has? 4. Have you made some successful fundraising projects? How did you do it? 5. What can I.I. HQ do for your Chapter? 6. How do you suggest improving I.I. management in terms of communication and procedure? 7. Any other suggestions or questions? It was a good opportunity for all Chapters to get together and exchange their opinions on how to solve common issues. Decreasing membership is a major issue for most Chapters. A lively discussion was held, all participants explained their concerns, and got input from other Chapters. Saitama Chapter asked all Board Members to bring new Members. Sapporo Chapter asks a 100-year old Member to greet all new Members as a symbol of longevity for the Chapter. Asheville Chapterâ€™s Report was read on how they recruited new membership in their Chapter. International Boardâ€™s intention to help Chapters brings back some new and constructive ideas to help them to expand was welcomed and the meeting was very successful.
Revised Chapter Directive Chapter Bylaws Revision Chapter Election Procedure Makiko Yamaki, International Amendment Director
Revised Chapter Directive
According to I.I. New Status, the following documents were updated on the I.I. website: 1. Ikebana International Articles of Association 2. International Bylaws 3. Chapter Directives 4. Forms: 1) Application for Prospective Chapter Status 2) Application for Chapter Status 3) Chapter Communiâ€” continued to page 6
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—Revised Chapter Directive continued from page 5
cation Form 4) Chapter Activity Report 5) List of Elected Directors Form 6) Membership Registration Form (Individual) 7) Membership Registration 8) Membership Registration List Form 9) Change of Address And Transfer Report Form Chapters can print these documents, and send all forms either as PDF or DOC to Headquarters by email. Headquarters will no longer send those documents and forms to all Chapters by postal mail, but only to those, which do not have access to computer or printer. The Chapter Directive was revised and sent to all Chapter Presidents on September 19th by email. The main changes are as follows: Forms to submit to HQs: Form A, A1 → Chapter Activity Report Form Form B → Chapter Communication Form Form C → Change of Address and Transfer Report Form Form D → Membership Registration Form Form E → List of Elected Directors Form To become a Chapter: A Prospective Chapter does not need to wait for one year to obtain Chapter status. It can become a Chapter if requirements submitted are satisfactory to the International Board and the Board recognizes that it has sufficiently carried out activities. Founding Date: The Founding Date shall be the date of approval of Chapter Status by Headquarters. Headquarters will send the Chapter Book upon receipt of the required documents. Business Year: From September 1 to August 31 → From July 1 to June 30 Nominating Director: Nominating Chairperson → Nominating Director. Over the years, the Nominating Chairperson has been appointed by the President. However, in order to prevent possible influence over the nomination, the Nominating Chairperson should be elected. Therefore the title Nominating Chairperson has been changed to Nominating Director. Multiple Membership: Multiple Membership → Associate. After much deliberation, it was decided that the term Associate shall be used instead of Multiple Membership. Chapter Constitution and Bylaws Revision:
Under the new status, I.I.’s Articles of Association and Bylaws have been changed in accordance with Japanese legal requirements and approval by I.I.’s general membership. All Chapters are therefore now required to revise their Constitution and Bylaws to reflect the new status. They can find guidelines for this process in the revised Chapter Directive. Chapters can find following documents on the I.I. website under the I.I. Members page: I.I. Chapter Directive (2012), I.I. Chapter Constitution and Bylaws Formats (2012), I.I. Chapter Constitution and Bylaws Revision Procedure.
Chapter Election Procedure
According to Chapter Bylaws, it is time for Chapters to begin preparing for their Chapter election. Chapters can find the revised Chapter Election Procedure and Guideline on the I.I. website under the I.I. Members page for their reference.
Revised Regional Conference Guidelines Junko Katano, International First Vice-President
The Regional Conference Guidelines was recently revised and sent to all Chapter Presidents. If there are any Chapter Presidents who have not yet received the revised Regional Conference Guidelines, please let us know. Chapters can make comments and suggestion until the end of February 2013. The Guidelines will be finalized with Chapters’ comments and suggestion early in 2013.
I.I. Trademark and Emblem Li (Lily) Zhang, International President
Ikebana International Bylaws
Article I: Emblem “A cherry blossom spray shall be the emblem of this Association.” Standing Policy Resolution:
“All Chapter newsletters, stationary, programs, etc., that are to be provided to members or used as publicity shall carry the cherry blossom emblem (insignia) as stated in Article I of the Bylaws.” I.I. Logo and Emblem have been used since 1957. It was aimed to plant the sprouts of interest in ikebana for the future enjoyment of Japanese flower arrangement by numbers of people who might never be able to visit Japan to view this floral art. Cherry Blossom Emblem: The cherry blossom, symbol of loyalty and filial duty, was selected as the symbol for I.I. as it is considered the national flower of Japan. Virginia Davis, the first I.I. Historian, a distinctive sumi-e artist and a student of famous artist for cherry blossom paintings Gyokushi Yamaguchi, decorated the first I.I. Magazine with her Cherry Blossom painting. During 19 years, as Artistic Director for the Magazine, she painted most cover pages of I.I. Magazine until 1976. In 1988 the I.I. Cherry Blossom was standardized by Gyokkou Tanaka, a famous artist and daughter of Gyokushi Yamaguchi. I.I. Stamp: The first I.I. stamp was used in 1959 in the I.I. Magazine. In 1979 the rectangular stamp became regularly used on the I.I. Magazine back cover.
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In 1982 it was changed to its final square shape. The stamp is divided into top and bottom parts. The top part is the initial of Ikebana International, “I.I.” The bottom part is the stylized character for “flower” which is composed of two parts, the top part radical “grass;” the bottom part is the character “transformation,” transformation from grass to flowers. The calligraphy of Ikebana International: In 1990, the artist Mr. Ryoji Ueda wrote the current version of I.I. calligraphy. Now I.I. Trademark and Emblem are available from Headquarters to Chapters to promote I.I. through publication, stationary, publicity, promotional items and website. Chapter Presidents can update them by making a request to the International Second Vice-President.
Report of the Treasurer Kazuko Fujii, International Treasurer
Payment of Membership Dues
The I.I. artificial exchange rate (JPY100=USD1.00) is no longer being used from September 1st 2012 due to the inequality it creates in paying membership dues between different countries, and I.I. financial situation. According to I.I. Bylaws, all Members shall pay membership dues of JPY6,000 to be received by July 1st of each business year by Headquarters. All bank transfer fees should be borne by Members. For I.I. to continue functioning smoothly, your understanding and cooperation is essential and much appreciated. Donations
We gratefully acknowledge donations from the following Chapters, Members and individuals to I.I. Headquarters. • JPY222,275 from Ms. Yoko Suzuki in memory of the late Michiko Kinoshita Hopkins of Burlington, North Carolina • USD100 from Philadelphia Chapter #71 in memory of the late Laurie Masson-Masotti • USD150 from Mrs. Lorraine Toji of Philadelphia Chapter # 71 • JPY100,000 in memory of the late Hakushu Tsujii from Mrs. Etsuko Hattori, Yuko Matsumura, Noriyo Nagasaki, Anna Nakada, Marie Kawai, Shizuko Okubo, Midori Purdy, Michiko Suzuki, Nobuko Usui, Hatsumi Whitehead • NZD500 from Mr. Bill Pascoe in memory of the late Vivienne Pascoe (New Zealand) On behalf of International Board Directors, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your contribution to support Ikebana International.
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I.I. Activities Newsletter Yoshiko Ogoshi, International Corresponding Secretary
After much deliberation, the International Board decided to change the name of Chapter Activities newsletter to I.I. Activities to integrate all activities of I.I. It is sent to you three times a year together with the I.I. Magazine. It is featured also on I.I. website with illustrative photos. In fact, it functions as the only medium to keep you updated on the activities of Chapters around the world. Due to its importance for inter-communication, we would appreciate and also urge you to continue turning in proactive and timely reports with photographic illustration.
Rumiko Matsumura, Flower Dictionary Committee Chairperson
Flower Dictionary first edition was published in 1991 with 34 pages. The second edition, consisting of 771 plants with 91 pages, was published in 1996. The third edition of Floral Focus was released in May 2011 with great help and support of many people. It took about three years to finish. The new Flower Dictionary, with 130 pages, features 845 plants in both English-Japanese and Japanese-English. It features also Latin botanical names and some odd Japanese Kanji characters. It is a light and handy book. We are proud to be producing the third edition as a result of a cooperation and friendship among the Committee Members. Flower Dictionary costs JPY1000 per copy, you can place an order to I.I. Headquarters. ͙͚͙͘͜͠ǡ ͙ǡ͘͘͘ ǡ ǣ̻Ǥ
Tribute to Rosamonde F. Naegele It was in late 1970s when I met this silver haired elegant lady known to us as “Lynn.” She and I worked closely on the International Board and we often traveled together to the I.I. office in the Shufunotomo Building. As chairperson for the 4th World Convention in 1981, she showed her outstanding leadership and devotion to making that Silver Jubilee event a great success. She was a warmhearted hard worker and, though always willing to listen to others, had determination to show her own touch when possible. After serving as the most energy-consuming World Convention Chairperson, Lynn followed me as the 17th International President and again made a remarkable contribution to I.I. She was a Master of the Ichiyo School and I still recall her lovely demonstration during our visit to South Africa. With deep sadness and prayers, Midori Purdy, Past International President
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Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends.
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͙͗͛͜ Ǥ Ǧ Ǥ͗͞͝ Ǥ ͗͜ Ǥ ͙͗͘͞ Ǥ ͙͗͘͞ Ǥ ͗͠͝ Ǥ Ǧ͗͛͞ Ǥ ͙͗͛ Ǥ ͙͗͟͝ Ǥ ͙͗͛͛ Ǥ Ǥ ǤǤ͙͗ Ǥ ǤǤ͙͗ ǤȋȌ Ǥ ͚͗͜͞ Ǥǯ ͙͚͗͠ ǤǤ ͚͚͗͛ Ǥ Ǥ Ǧ͙͗͜͟ Ǥ ͗͜͝ Ǥ ͚͗͛ Ǥ ͚͗͡ Ǥ ͗͞͞ Ǥ
͚͙͛͘ ͙͚ί͚͚ ͚Ȃ͜ ǡ ǡ ͙͟ ͚͚͗͠ ǡ ͙͡ί͚͜ ͚͝ ǡ ͙͠ ͚͗͛͜ǡ ǯ ͚͘ί͚͜ ǡ
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ȋ͛͠ Ȍ ǡ ̻Ǥ ͙͡ǡ͚͙͛͘
Ǧ ǡ ͘͝ Ǥ ǡ ǡ ͠͝
ǡ ͙͚͗͘ǡ Ǥ Ǥ ǡ ǡ ǡ ǡ
—read Report of the Treasurer on page 7
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